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Valdonė Indrašienė, Violeta Jegelevičienė, Odeta Merfeldaitė, Daiva Penkauskienė, Jolanta Pivorienė, Asta Railienė, Justinas Sadauskas and Natalija Valavičienė
A new tool for teacher development in the digital transformation in education
This book uses the notion of perezhivanie, a psychological response to an issue that an individual cannot solve using their habitual actions, to describe why and how teachers make decisions and act the way they do, and develop professionally in the push to digital transformation, which is shaping teaching and learning. Unlike earlier work in teacher development, where cognition predominantly served the thinking and decision making processes, here the focus is on the emotion, cognition, and context, united in the notion of perezhivanie. To demonstrate the work of perezhivanie as a unit, the author applies a conceptual framework to the data from qualitative interviews with ten university language teachers about their experience of using technology in their teaching. While teachers responded to issues of technology integration in various ways, a broad pattern emerged, when teachers could not do what they had planned for the lesson due to struggles with technology. Additionally, since perezhivanie exists in several forms, here the author defi nes them as perezhivanie-experiencing, perezhivanie apprehension, and perezhivanie-reflection. The author exemplifies how these forms can provide a theoretically powerful frame for understanding and researching teacher development and, more broadly, human consciousness.
Edited by Jenice L. View and Andrea Guiden Pittman
Pädagogisch handeln in der Sterbephase des Menschen
Die Untersuchung über Aufgaben pädagogischer Fachkräfte in Hospizen sowie die Interaktion zwischen Pädagogen und Sterbenden, leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag, um die Bedeutung pädagogischen Handelns auch am Lebensende
zu veranschaulichen. Auf Basis mehrerer Interviews wird gezeigt, dass die Pädagogen wertvolle Arbeit leisten können, insbesondere dann, wenn sie den Menschen bei der fürsorglichen, gestalterischen und geselligen Begleitung
im Sterbeprozess immer auch als selbstbestimmtes, lernfähiges und freies Individuum anerkennen.
Out-of-School Learning at After School Hours-Turkey Case
The book examines the approaches in Turkey and in international contexts and also offers cultural insights through analysis of the extensive fieldwork research. The author analyses how after-school education should be carried out from the viewpoints of parents, school managers, teachers and students as well on the basis of the research. Additionally, the book features some contributions mentioning the practical reflections of some practitioners and supervisors about after-school education in Chicago.
Perspectives from College Writing Teachers and Administrators
Edited by Connie Kendall Theado and Samantha NeCamp
Working with and against Shared Curricula: Perspectives from College Writing Teachers and Administrators explores the complexities surrounding the expanding use of shared curricula—syllabi and assignments intended to work universally, for all teachers and all students within a given writing program. Chapters in this collection offer the experiential accounts and research-based arguments needed to prepare teachers and administrators to respond to calls to scale up writing programs for delivery by contingent instructors, in online courses, or at distant sites. Speaking from a variety of perspectives and institutional locations, these authors grapple with questions increasingly common in writing programs: In what ways do shared curricula forward noble goals, such as reducing workload for teachers or ensuring an equitable educational experience for all?; In what ways do shared curricula undermine teacher efficacy and student learning?; When syllabi and assignments are exported from one location to another, what contexts are gained, lost, or changed in the process? In the end, what emerges from this collection is not a clear or simplified argument either for or against shared curricula and pre-designed courses. Instead, readers gain a nuanced picture of both the affordances and limitations of these instructional models for writing programs, and their potential impacts for teachers and students. By exploring the lived experiences, material conditions, political economies, and ideological conflicts of shared curricula environments for multiple stakeholders, this collection serves as a thoughtful interrogation of scalability in writing instruction.
Innovations in Practice
Edited by Crystal E. Garcia and Antonio Duran
Eine Situationsanalyse zu Diversity im Programmplanungshandeln
Programmplanende agieren in einem komplexen Gefüge, das bei der Zielgruppenorientierung und Angebotsentwicklung durch Selbst- und Fremdzuschreibungen von Differenzen geprägt ist. Durch die Untersuchung von Diversity im Programmplanungshandeln verdeutlicht die Studie die dahinterliegenden Differenzierungspraktiken in der Erwachsenenbildung. In einer Situationsanalyse rekonstruiert die Autorin Begründungsmuster für die Zuschreibung von Differenzkategorien und daraus resultierende Antizipationen zielgruppenspezifischer Bedarfe zur Partizipation im Bildungs- und Arbeitsmarkt. Die intendierte Förderung von gesellschaftlicher Teilhabe als Ziel von Programmplanungshandeln und die Forderung zur eigenverantwortlichen Partizipation der Teilnehmenden werden im Diskurs um Gouvernementalität verortet.
The Story of St. Monica’s School of Basic Learning for Women
Wesley A. Stroud
Higher Education Writing Research
Cynthia Monroe, Tiane Donahue and Kelly Blewett
This edited collection arrives at a crucial moment in the evolution of Writing Studies research. It brings together well-known and emerging scholars in the field of Writing Studies, broadly defined, to explore the range of research methods and methodologies, the types of research questions asked, and the types of data in play in research about higher education writing in the 21st century. Its contribution is unique in the current landscape—a collection of carefully detailed descriptions of the research methods that constitute the field today, after fifty years of development—as marked by the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Dartmouth Seminar. The chapters focus on writing and writers in higher education, foregrounding research questions, methods, and data, while defining the areas of research that constitute this interdisciplinary field and offering examples of studies that employ the methods in these areas. Initial chapters address broad questions: the state of the field today, with a special focus on the field’s methods and their (inter)disciplinary history. Contributions then cover domains such as sociological ethnography, cultural-historical activity theory, linguistics, decolonial translation, cognitive science, corpus linguistics in the study of writing in university first year and upper-level contexts, recurring features in writing across academic contexts, work from psychologists studying college writers’ neuroplasticity, and many other domains of writing research. The final chapter argues for the value of lifespan writing research as an emerging domain, while the conclusion presents a synthesis of the major themes of the collection from leading scholars in the field.